Four Independent Testing Laboratories (ITLs) are now registered to test and certify key components of igaming systems such as games and random number generators. These registered ITLs include BMM North America, eCOGRA, Gaming Associates Europe and Gaming Laboratories International. Additional ITLs may be registered at a later date. Visit the AGCO’s igaming webpage for an up-to-date list.
Key components of igaming systems such as games and random number generators will be required to be certified against the Registrar’s Standards for Internet Gaming by an ITL that is registered by the AGCO before they can be deployed in the regulated Ontario market. The AGCO will not directly test or approve igaming technology through its in-house gaming laboratory.
To ensure an efficient and timely commencement of operations in the regulated market, ITLs are permitted to begin testing for the Ontario market at any time.
However, ITLs may not issue certifications until they have:
- Completed registration with the AGCO as a Gaming-Related Supplier.
- Submitted confirmation, such as an independent audit, that their testing methodology has been configured to the Registrar’s Standards for Internet Gaming.
Certifications may only be issued to AGCO-registered Operators or Gaming-Related Suppliers. Testing and preparation of documentation may be performed at any time, including before an Operator or Gaming-Related Supplier has received a registration from the AGCO. However, the certification cannot be issued until the Operator or Gaming-Related Supplier is issued a registration by the AGCO.
Recognizing that registered ITLs may have tested many items for use in other regulated jurisdictions, ITLs will be permitted to consider such prior testing in their determination as to whether tested components meet the Registrar’s Standards for Internet Gaming.
Visit the AGCO’s igaming webpage for updates on the future of igaming in Ontario, register to the AGCO’s Engagement Portal and subscribe to receive periodic email updates about the future of igaming in Ontario.
For more information or questions, please contact the AGCO Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET at 416-326-5555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.